The Leavenworth County Attorney's Office has received conflicting letters about the competency of a man facing an attempted murder charge.

The Leavenworth County Attorney's Office has received conflicting letters about the competency of a man facing an attempted murder charge.

County Attorney Todd Thompson raised the issue Wednesday during a hearing for Cameron J. Walton.

Walton, 35, is charged with is charged in Leavenworth County District Court with attempted second-degree murder. The charge stems from a Dec. 13, 2016, incident at the Grossman Center in Leavenworth.

The Grossman Center is a re-entry facility for inmates who are completing their sentences.

Walton is accused of attacking an employee at the facility. The incident was reported the day Walton was supposed to be released from the center.

Walton was not present for Wednesday's hearing because he had not been returned to the Leavenworth County Jail from the Larned State Security Hospital. He was sent to the hospital for an evaluation.

Walton's attorney, John Bryant, said a report about the evaluation had been completed.

Thompson said he received two letters from the state. One indicated the defendant was competent to stand trial. The other letter stated Walton was not competent.

"I didn't get the second letter," District Judge Gunnar Sundby said.

Thompson showed a copy of the second letter to the judge.

"It does seem to be in conflict," Sundby said.

The judge scheduled another hearing in the case for Jan. 3.

Thompson said his office will try to find an answer regarding Walton's competency.